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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 5/03/2013 at 7:44AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Partly cloudy. High of 63. Breezy. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Friday night: Clear. Low of 50. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the NE after midnight. EVENT OF THE DAY: Jamaica Meets Spain At 8 p.m., the cultures of Jamaica and Spain will [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/30/2013 at 8:07AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Tuesday: Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 66. Winds from the East at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 48. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Louis Armstrong at Freedomland – Never Before Heard Recordings of an American Icon, a [...]

Assemblymember Goldfeder announces Summer Reading Challenge
Assemblymember Goldfeder announces Summer Reading Challenge
Education & Kids Terence M. Cullen 4/28/2013 at 11:49AM

Kids can keep their minds sharp this summer with another chapter of the state Assembly’s Summer Reading Challenge. The program looks to beat the “summer slide” in which kids may not keep up with reading while school’s out. Sponsored by Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, this year’s theme is “Dig into reading” for children; for tweens it’s [...]

MTA cuts shuttle service to Sandy-ravaged Rockaways
MTA cuts shuttle service to Sandy-ravaged Rockaways
South Terence M. Cullen 4/24/2013 at 9:11AM

Local and citywide leaders say the MTA is throwing the Rockaways under the bus. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio joined with Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder and Councilmember Donovan Richards in Far Rockaway on Friday, April 19 to decry the decreased shuttle bus service to the Sandy-affected peninsula. A train service to the Rockaways last ran on [...]

Pols call on city to reimburse out-of-pocket Sandy repair costs
Pols call on city to reimburse out-of-pocket Sandy repair costs
South Queens Courier Staff 4/23/2013 at 3:31PM

Since Sandy ravaged the tristate area, homeowners battling with insurance companies have resorted to paying for damages out of their own pockets. “Right now, we’re using our savings,” said Rose Miller, 86, of Belle Harbor. “I keep my fingers crossed every time I take money out. We’re holding our breath with each payment.” Initially, residents [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/19/2013 at 8:08AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 70. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Friday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 50. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 20 mph shifting to the [...]

Mobile Command Center offers on-site help for Sandy insurance needs
News Terence M. Cullen 3/27/2013 at 1:21PM

People still dealing with Sandy-related insurance problems got a little help when the state Department of Financial Services (DFS) came to town. A DFS Mobile Command Center set up shop on Cross Bay Boulevard on Thursday, March 21 to help with insurance needs in the wake of Sandy. About 15 to 20 people were helped [...]

Rockaway residents take to City Hall, demand say in Sandy rebuilding
Rockaway residents take to City Hall, demand say in Sandy rebuilding
South Terence M. Cullen 3/25/2013 at 1:15PM

By day 143, Rockaway residents had had enough. Scores traveled to the steps of City Hall on Saturday, March 23 to call on Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city to help residents rebuild after Sandy. Shoulder to shoulder with elected officials and candidates for mayor and borough president, resident after resident told personal stories of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 3/22/2013 at 8:26AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly cloudy. High of 43. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 32. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Felice Lesser Dance Theater On Friday, March 22, at the LaGuardia Performing Arts [...]

High-end designer Marchesa creates Sandy Relief T-shirt
High-end designer Marchesa creates Sandy Relief T-shirt
News Queens Courier Staff 3/14/2013 at 2:48PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Doctors of the World-USA teamed up with designer company Marchesa to launch a Hurricane Sandy Relief T-Shirt. Native New Yorker Georgina Chapman created the specifically designed “I LOVE NEW YORK” shirt to help benefit Doctors of the World-USA’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Campaign, which helps to provide health care to Rockaway residents affected [...]